Julia Budd vs. Dayana Silva, Pedro Carvalho vs. Jay-Jay Wilson Added to Bellator 257 Bill

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 7, 2021
Two more bouts are official for Bellator 257, as Julia Budd will face Dayana Silva at featherweight, and Pedro Carvalho will lock horns with Jay-Jay Wilson at featherweight.

MMAjunkie.com was first to report the bookings. Budd vs. Silva was initially slated for Bellator 256 on Friday but was relocated one week later. Carvalho, meanwhile, was originally slated to fight Daniel Weichel but has received a new opponent for undisclosed reasons.

Bellator 257 takes place on April 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal between reigning champ Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis. The card will air on Showtime.

After losing her featherweight crown to Cristiane Justino at Bellator 238, Budd bounced back to defeat Jessy Miele by TKO in her last outing at Bellator 244 in August. A former competitor on the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Contender Series, Silva enters her Bellator debut with a 9-5 career mark.

In his last outing, Carvalho saw a six-bout professional winning streak snapped in a first-round knockout loss to Patricio Freire at Bellator 252 as part of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix. Wilson has won his first seven pro bouts, including four under the Bellator banner. Two more bouts are official for Bellator 257, as Julia Budd will face Dayana Silva at featherweight, and Pedro Carvalho will lock horns with Jay-Jay Wilson at featherweight.

MMAjunkie.com was first to report the bookings. Budd vs. Silva was initially slated for Bellator 256 on Friday but was relocated one week later. Carvalho, meanwhile, was originally slated to fight Daniel Weichel but has received a new opponent for undisclosed reasons.

Bellator 257 takes place on April 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal between reigning champ Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis. The card will air on Showtime.

After losing her featherweight crown to Cristiane Justino at Bellator 238, Budd bounced back to defeat Jessy Miele by TKO in her last outing at Bellator 244 in August. A former competitor on the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Contender Series, Silva enters her Bellator debut with a 9-5 career mark.

In his last outing, Carvalho saw a six-bout professional winning streak snapped in a first-round knockout loss to Patricio Freire at Bellator 252 as part of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix. Wilson has won his first seven pro bouts, including four under the Bellator banner.
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